Blood Safety

The minimum blood requirement need is estimated
at 1% donation by the population, but less than 0.3% is donated in
Kenya (Kenya National Blood Transfusion Services Report, 2010).
Further, there is a high donor prevalence of Transfusion Transmittable
Infections, increasing drug and substance abuse and adoption of
unhealthy lifestyles restricting eligibility of adults to donate blood
and increasing the discard of donated blood units.
KRCS has for over 40 years been a key partner to government on
blood safety contributing to the mobilisation of more than 50% of
blood collected annually. KRCS has contributed to the mobilization
and recruitment of Voluntary Non Remunerated Blood Donors
(VNRBD), retention of repeat donors, infrastructural support to
government and advocacy on blood safety policy.
KRCS’ 2012 focus is mobilisation, recruitment and retention of
VNRBDs, Promotion of healthy living amongst donors and the
general population and advocacy. The Programme’s proposed
budget in 2012 is Ksh11, 599,760 that is committed through ongoing
projects.
The minimum blood requirement need is estimated at 1% donation by the population, but less than 0.3% is donated in Kenya (Kenya National Blood Transfusion Services Report, 2010).Further, there is a high donor prevalence of Transfusion Transmittable Infections, increasing drug and substance abuse and adoption of unhealthy lifestyles restricting eligibility of adults to donate bloodand increasing the discard of donated blood units. KRCS has for over 40 years been a key partner to government on blood safety contributing to the mobilisation of more than 50% of blood collected annually. KRCS has contributed to the mobilization and recruitment of Voluntary Non Remunerated Blood Donors(VNRBD), retention of repeat donors, infrastructural support to government and advocacy on blood safety policy. KRCS’ 2012 focus is mobilisation, recruitment and retention of VNRBDs, Promotion of healthy living amongst donors and the general population and advocacy. 
 
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